The war between the Parks and CONTRA is reignited in a huge tag team lumberjack match
CONTRA Unit opened with a video package hyping up tonight’s main event, but it also highlighted their various ongoing feuds with Brian Pillman Jr., Davey Boy Smith Jr. and the returning Los Parks.
AJ Kirsch was in the ring and called out Mance Warner for his interview segment, but the Dynasty: Richard Holliday, Alexander Hammerstone and Gino Medina interrupted instead. Holliday had Savio Vega’s Caribbean title belt with him and he wanted to educate everyone with his segment called “Rich Talk”. Hammerstone insulted the fans about being fat and ugly, then tried to get Medina to bad mouth Konnan, but before he could, Konnan himself interrupted.
He said the last time he was in Philadelphia was 25 years ago with La Parka, Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio, and said Philly has the best wrestling fans in the world. He turned his attention to Medina and brought up their family history as part of Los Gringos Locos. The Dynasty then circled Konnan but Mance Warner, Savio Vega and Logan Creed came out to rescue Konnan and even the odds.
Warner said no-one came here to listen to Dynasty’s bullsh*t. He then challenged them to a six-man tag but Holliday refused at first, so Warner called Hammerstone a punk ass bitch which was enough to change their minds.
The Dynasty (Alexander Hammerstone, Richard Holliday and Gino Medina) defeated Mance Warner, Logan Creed and Savio Vega via pinfall
Creed and Holliday started in the ring as the rest brawled around ringside. Hammerstone then tried a pump kick on Creed, but the big man no-sold it then slapped Medina in mid-air as he came off the top. They finally got the advantage with a 3-on-1 beatdown then went to work grinding the big man down. Hammerstone hit a big German suplex but Creed popped up to his feet and knocked Hammer down with a clothesline.
Vega got the hot tag on Holliday and hit a spinning heel kick. Creed hit a double chokeslam on Hammer and Medina then followed up with a suicide dive onto the pair on the outside. On the other side of the ring, Holliday hit Vega with his Caribbean title belt and picked up the fluke win. After the bell, Konnan ran in and hit Medina with a loaded sock and he, Warner, Vega and Creed had a beer bash.
Creed, Warner and Vega disappeared and as Konnan was still in the ring, Injustice: Jordan Oliver, Kotto Brazil and Myron Reed made their way out. Oliver mocked him for being old and threatened to slap him out the ring. Things looked like they were getting heated until Brian Pillman Jr. with a steel chair in hand came running down to make the save.
Kotto Brazil and Jordan Oliver defeated Laredo Kid and Zenshi via pinfall
Pillman stayed ringside and joined AJ Kirsch and Rich Bocchini on commentary. This was a great, fast and spectacular match filled with high spots, dives and flips throughout. Kid hit a plancha and Zenshi hit a shooting star dive to the outside early on, but Injustice soon double-teamed Kid and crotched him into the ring post. Oliver came off the top with a stomp to the head and Brazil followed with a German suplex for a close two count. Zenshi got the hot tag and hit a hand-spring back-flip kick to Brazil that knocked him off the apron. A standing shooting star press on Oliver got a two count but Brazil fought back and hit a sunset flip bomb for a near fall of his own. Oliver then got hit with a pair of tornado DDTs, and a moment later Zenshi jumped and hit both Injustice members with kicks at the same. But it was Injustice who picked up the win moments later when Brazil held Zenshi in a standing crucifix, Oliver hit his springboard stunner and Brazil kept a hold of the crucifix to roll him up and get the pinfall for his team.
After the bell Injustice got in Pillman’s face but Laredo Kid came off the top rope and took out all of Injustice with a big plancha. Myron Reed got in the ring but Laredo Kid hit him with a Celtic cross, “pinned” Reed and posed with his MLW middleweight title belt.
Alicia Atout then caught up with Tom Lawlor, Dominic Garrini and Erick Stevens. They explained why he degraded the Texas state flag last week: Lawlor had an itch between his legs, Garrini had excess saliva after his match, and Stevens had a cold. They said they didn’t like Texas or Texans, and that Stevens is a mercenary and has formed a bond of hatred for the Von Erichs. Lawlor called them boys who are all hat and no cattle.
Injustice then had a recorded message for Brian Pillman Jr. Reed called him out for not making the 205 weight limit. They said he should be focussing on Jimmy Havoc who Pillman will face next week. Injustice will be ringside for that.
Priscilla Kelly and Jimmy Havoc then had a message for Pillman too. Havoc said in the ECW arena, Havoc will give Pillman a dose of acid rain.
Alicia Atout then caught up with the Von Erich brothers. Ross said the Texas flag is sacred, and Marshall warned Lawlor that a reckoning is coming for them.
Cameras caught up with King Mo, who said Low Ki walks around and acts tough and finished with “f*ck Low Ki”.
Lumberjack Match: Los Parks (LA Park and El Hijo de LA Park) defeated CONTRA Unit )Simon Gotch and Josef Samael) via pinfall
CONTRA jumped Los Parks as they posed to the fans. Parks had brought chairs with them but it was CONTRA who used them on their opponents in the opening exchanges. CONTRA was in firm control until the Parks hit a pair of dropkicks that sent Gotch and Samael into the lumberjacks.
After a brief beat down on the outside, CONTRA’s troubles continued on the inside as Hijo hit Gotch with a crossbody and a Meteora in the corner. Samael brought his spike into the ring and he used it on Hijo behind the referee’s back. Injustice tried to put the boots to Hijo when he fell to the outside, and the lumberjacks threatened to start fighting. Inside LA got the hot tag and took out Samael with a spear. Hijo hit a dropkick off the top onto Gotch and took Samael’s spike and used it again behind the referee’s back. Hijo went to the top but decided to hit a moonsault to the floor onto the lumberjacks! LA then hit a springboard corkscrew senton onto Samael in the ring to pick up the win.